lamp shell

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lamp shell



(Animals) another name for a brachiopod
[C19: from its likeness in shape to an ancient Roman oil lamp]
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(ˈbreɪ ki əˌpɒd, ˈbræk i-)

any superficially clamlike marine animal of the phylum Brachiopoda, having unequal dorsal and ventral shells enclosing a pair of ciliated food-gathering appendages.
[1830–40; < New Latin Brachiopoda. See brachio-, -pod]
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Noun1.lamp shell - marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing foodlamp shell - marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Brachiopoda, phylum Brachiopoda - marine invertebrates that resemble mollusks
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